INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University library

Campus life

Enjoy everything MMU has to offer

As an INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University student, you'll be able to enjoy a variety of exceptional city campus facilities.

This includes outstanding library and IT facilities, some of the best sports amenities in the region, and confidential support open to all.

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Faith, support and advice

Confidential advice is offered to people of all beliefs. The Chaplaincy Centre offers spiritual help, facilities for regular worship and quiet prayer, and further information for other places of worship.

In addition to the centre, you can access a number of multifaith rooms across the campus. There is also a dedicated Muslim prayer room open seven days a week.

A wealth of sporting choice

Manchester Metropolitan University has a close relationship with the Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust. This means you'll experience some of the best sporting facilities in the region - including an indoor BMX track, a velodrome, and an indoor and outdoor athletics venue.

Your Manchester campus sporting experience includes an athletics track, swimming pool, badminton, squash, netball and basketball courts, fitness studios, and indoor football pitches. You'll also enjoy substantial discounts – including pay-as-you-go membership – for world-class city centre facilities such as the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

You can take part in over 60 student-led sports clubs, or speak to your Students' Union about setting-up something new. Not sure what to choose? Free taster sessions are available to sample a range of activities, including aikido, canoeing, cheerleading, Chinese boxing, dance, hockey, and water polo.

The Students' Union

The brand new £10 million Students' Union building is perfect for student events, meeting friends, or catching up on your studies.

There’s a whole range of activities to try out, organised by societies such as the Islamic Society and African-Caribbean Society.

60 sports clubs cover everything from archery to water polo, and from Chinese boxing to Wing Tsun. And if your sport isn’t provided, they can help you set up a new club.

A range of confidential support is also on offer from the Students' Union Advice Centre.

Library and IT facilities at MMU

The University is proud to offer a range of world-class amenities following a £350 million investment. And to stay at the cutting-edge, it also spends millions of pounds to update your learning facilities each year.

An extensive city campus library is open 24/7 in term time. Here you can access over 1 million books, journals, articles and e-books, plus a huge digital library of journals and research papers.

Your virtual learning environment (known as Moodle) brings everything you need together in one place. At any time, you can access your student email, personalised timetables, lecture notes, reading lists, and coursework deadline reminders.

Drop-in centres offer the latest software applications and helpdesk support. And you can also borrow items such as netbooks, laptops, camcorders, audio-visual equipment and projectors, free of charge.

Social programme with INTO Manchester

The INTO Manchester social programme will make it easy for you to meet new people and get the most out of your new home.

This includes visits to the theatre, cinemas, and other places of interest such as the National Football Museum and Manchester United Football Club.

You can also enjoy trips further afield, including to the beautiful Lake District, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace), and other cultural destinations across the north west of England.

Want to get involved? You can become a member of the Student Social Committee and form clubs and societies around your own hobbies and interests with the support of INTO Manchester staff.

The International Society

The International Society is a not-for-profit organisation unique to Manchester.

Based just a few minutes’ walk from the INTO Centre, it provides a social and supportive environment for nearly 7,000 international students from over 120 countries studying in Manchester.

The Society arranges weekend trips around the UK, offers more than 65 different classes each week, and organises over 100 different social events throughout the year.